For the past two years, we’ve been working on a strategic collaboration with Digital House, a professional training center educating a new generation of digital experts and a company that’s at the forefront of Work 4.0.
Remote work is becoming increasingly popular, and we have no doubt that more and more professionals and companies will continue embracing it in the future. Digital House’s mission is to prepare professionals to face the challenges of the new economy head on and teach companies how to adopt freelancing as a part of their organizational framework with confidence.
Digital House: the perfect partner for companies working with freelancers
Not only does Digital House offer every type of class possible for professionals in the digital era, they also have an entrepreneurial attitude and are committed to helping employers make the most of working with freelancers, make the necessary changes to their organizational framework, and train their staff to develop skill that are in high demand.
Which Work 4.0 trends are in the highest demand?
Demand for freelance talent in the main market categories has only increased in the past few years. To provide you with the information necessary to help you integrate quickly into the 4.0 economy, our strategic analysis team and Digital House conducted a study about the fastest-growing areas of work in terms of training and open projects. Here’s what we learned:
1.- Administrative support
Experienced the most growth in the past year, with a 101% increase in demand. The fastest-growing subcategories were:
- Customer service 46%
- Data entry 45%
The increase in demand in this area is a sign that companies are embracing remote work as a way to make the most of external resources, strengthen their work teams, and make their processes more agile.
2.- Engineering and Manufacturing
Placed a close second on our list of growing fields with an astonishing 87% increase. The most popular subcategories and skills were:
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- Interior Design 46%
- 3D Modeling 31%
3.- Sales and Marketing
Placed third on our listwith a 52% increase in open projects with a noticeable surge in the growth hacking sector.
This means that companies and employers are hiring more freelance talent to help them scale their business successfully.
- Growth Hacking 120%
- Market Research 49%
- Strategic Planning 31%
Fourth on our list is the Legal field with a 44% increase. A lot of these niche projects require professionals who are experts in international digital business law.
- Legal Research 57%
- Legal Consulting 56%
5.- Finance and administration
Placed fifth on our list of fields with an increasing demand for freelance talent with a 41% growth rate, particularly in the recruitment subcategory. This means that in addition to business analysis, companies are trusting independent talent to attract strategic talent.
- Recruitment 25%
- Business Analysis 68%
- Business Intelligence 50%
6.- Translation and copywriting
Have always been two of the most popular freelancing fields, but we’ve seen an interesting upward trend in these subcategories:
- Business writing 214%
- Journalism 114%
- Ghostwriting 84%
7.- Multimedia and Design
With a 27% comparative growth rate, Multimedia and Design continues to be one of the most in-demand categories and has experienced a notable increase in requests for:
- Infographics 35%
- 3D Modeling 31%
8.- IT and programming
Last but not least, IT and programming has been a model example of a popular freelancing field. This may be why there was only a 17% growth rate in comparison with previous years, which means companies are putting their trust in freelance programmers and tech experts. It should be noted that these two skills are superstars in the freelancing world and are in increasingly high demand:
- Yii 550%
- jQuery 321%
What’s the best way to integrate quickly into the 4.0 market? Training, of course!
According to Digital House, the most popular and fastest-growing courses of 2019 are:
- Advanced Digital Marketing (92%)
- Digital Talent/Recruitment and Hiring Programs (90%)
- Data Analysis (77%)
- Full Stack Web Development (25%)
- Digital Marketing (11%)
As you can see, most training courses coincide with the market’s most in-demand skills. The good news is that you can use these statistics to invest time and resources to acquire the skills needed to become a sought-after freelancer in the remote work market.
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